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The woman who changed ready-to-wear forever

The woman who changed ready-to-wear forever

Posted by Rose on 21st Mar 2019

Long before sustainable clothing was a thing, Claire McCardell was reinventing how we dressOn a hot summer’s day in August 1938, the American fashion world was about to be set on its ear. The story go … read more
Hemp’s twisty road to legitimacy

Hemp’s twisty road to legitimacy

Posted by Rose on 15th Mar 2019

Why hemp clothing? Because it fells good on your body and it’s good for the earth.When the 2018 Farm Bill was passed by the US congress late last year, you might have expected hemp advocates to breath … read more
The new cool: Mature women are making waves

The new cool: Mature women are making waves

Posted by Rose on 6th Mar 2019

Making hemp clothing for women has given me a keen appreciation of how we can age gracefully and stay relevant   It’s official. Mature women are now a big deal. Wherever you look, politics, … read more
Getting to the bottom of microfiber pollution

Getting to the bottom of microfiber pollution

Posted by Rose on 1st Mar 2019

Eco-friendly clothing made with natural fibers offers a solution to the pollution of micro-fibersThe outdoor apparel maker Patagonia along with other industry partners have commissioned a study … read more
What I did on my winter vacation

What I did on my winter vacation

Posted by Rose on 19th Feb 2019

I spent January in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and it proved a perfect chance to put some of the tips that have appeared in Travel Tales posts to a(nother) real-world test. Teeming and tropical, “Jogja,” a … read more

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I blog about sustainable fashion, earth-friendly fibers like hemp and Tencel, capsule wardrobes, travel wear, and related subjects.